John Henry Will, 90, owner of dairy

July 08, 2006

John Henry Will, former owner of a Baltimore dairy, died June 30 of heart disease at his daughter's Kingsville home. He was 90.

Born in Baltimore and raised on Eastern Avenue in what was then Baltimore County, he attended city schools and earned a General Educational Development certificate.

He began working at his family's Will's Dairy in the 2000 block of Fleet St. about 1930.

Mr. Will went on to became president of the business, which he sold in the mid-1960s. He then worked for the old Koontz Creamery, High's Dairy and at the Maryland Cooperative Milk Producers in Woodlawn.

Services were held Thursday at the United Evangelical United Church of Christ in Canton.

Survivors include his wife, the former Kathryn Marquette; two sons, Henry Will of Eldersburg and Timothy M. Will of Baltimore; a daughter, Cathy Fifield of Kingsville; two sisters, Ann Bryan of Wilson Point and Mary Meredith of Arbutus; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. A son, Julius Will, died in 2000.

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